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  • Utah, Virginia governors visit California to woo businesses

    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell were in California this week on a whirlwind tour to woo Golden State businesses to expand or relocate to their states. At the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa on Thursday, both state...
  • Retiring police could buy their service weapons

    The men and women of the Costa Mesa Police Department are sticking to their guns. At least, that's what they want to do. Up for approval during Tuesday night's City Council session is a resolution that would allow, at the police chief's discretion,...
  • Coast College District considers layoffs

    The Coast Community College District this week will consider laying off dozens of full-time employees as it pulls back from running a career center in Irvine. Some of those termination notices will probably be rescinded by May while others remain in...
  • Commentary: Homeownership should be the goal

    Re. "Harlan: Stop focusing on boosting homeownership," April 14: At first glance, I thought the title of Jeffrey Harlan's latest column was an editing error. I thought the headline would be, "We need to focus on boosting homeownership." As an urban...
  • Orange Coast College hosts job fair

    Orange Coast College hosts job fair
    Huntington Beach resident Shane Allen owns his own swimming pool maintenance business, but he's also enrolled in the welding program at Orange Coast College. "I'm looking for a better opportunity to support my family," said Shane Allen, 40, a father...
  • Mailbag: Knots of love is devoted to helping children

    On behalf of the Knots of Love volunteers, I would like to clarify some facts about our yarn-bombing project recently covered by your newspaper ("Yarn bombing delivers colorful message," Aug. 13). We are a nonprofit that survives solely on the...
  • College board votes to lay off employees

    Coastline Community College will lay off up to 32 employees this summer after it did not receive grant funding to run an Irvine career center it has operated for years. Coast Community College District's board of trustees voted to issue the layoff...
  • League dismayed, puzzled over bleachers theft

    League dismayed, puzzled over bleachers theft
    When Costa Mesa National Little League's vice president started mowing an outfield lawn Wednesday, he didn't notice the aluminum skeleton sitting just outside the right field fence. A maintenance worker from nearby TeWinkle Middle School had to ask what...
  • It's A Gray Area: Minimum wages cause more harm than good

    The 2012 platform for the Democratic Party promised to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.50 per hour and to tie future changes to inflation. Just as with arguments for a "living wage," this sounds like a good and compassionate idea, but...
  • Commentary: Outsourcing trash collection would save $17M

    Seventeen million dollars. That is the savings that can be achieved over the next seven years if Newport Beach contracts out its trash collection service. That's a lot of money, too much to be dismissed, and it could be put to good use providing community...
  • Commentary: Why it makes sense to hire heroes

    President Obama announced in January a plan to begin withdrawing from Afghanistan, saying Afghan forces will take the lead in securing the country while our troops shift to a support role. Though this shift indicates an end to a seemingly endless...
  • Cradle to Career boosts education in Kenya

    Cradle to Career boosts education in Kenya
    Jene Meece got involved with Kenya on a whim. In 2006, the Newport Beach resident read a news story about Father Henry Simaro, head of the African Child Foundation, visiting the United States to raise money for Fanaka Primary School, in the Kenyan...